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Zakarias Hove Johansson

Green Sharks

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 650 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    172
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    172
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    -50.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,080
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    20
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    555
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    15
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Zakarias Hove's Actions

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 60 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 9 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:44 PM
    When exercising a lot I need a lot of water in the heat of the Hawaiian sun. Thus water is very important and essential for me not only to live but also to do the amount of exercise that I like
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:41 PM
    Yes, I have scheduled driving with a friend when we have classes on different campuses with too little time in between to be able to take the bus.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:38 PM
    Our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of the Earth negatively. We spray our food with lots of bad chemicals and we transport too much of our food over long distances. Both things create food that is bad for our health and the health of the Earth.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and/or touch?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:31 PM
    I spent 2 hours hiking today. We hiked through a forrest on big island. It was so quiet and smelled fantastic of wet leaves etc....
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:30 PM
    A good source of vitamins and minerals, such as folate, vitamin C, and potassium, is fruit and vegetables. They are a great source of dietary fiber, which supports gut health and helps to prevent constipation and other digestive issues. This is good for yourself. Also, growing food for people instead of feed for animals is decreasing the amount of space we need for agriculture. This is good for the planet and for other people.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/27/2022 7:23 PM
    In many places, eating meat is a luxury. People in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places because they have the money to do so. Also, in many rich countries it has become such an embedded part of the culture. It affects our planet negatively as animals produce CO2 and methan. Also, all the feed for the animals result in deforestation many places which both harm the planet and other people (often native people having a close cultural relationships with the forrests and the nature affected). Those people are often harmed by meat production even though they might not have the money to eat the meat themselves.




  • Reflection Question
    Community SIGN UP TO VOTE
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 11/10/2022 4:18 PM
    Voting is important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world because one's vote can help chose representatives that want to take care of the society and environment in the same ways that you think is right
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Work-Life Balance
    How might practicing work-life balance lead to a more sustainable life for yourself? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 10/18/2022 5:24 PM
    For myself, it will help on my physical health and mental health. More broadly, it will help with sustainability in general as for instance, I will have more time for engaging in non-profit activities that help the environment 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 10/18/2022 3:31 PM
    I feel like it is very true. It feels special to see the sunrise from the top of a mountain as I did today. This is a way of feeling a relationship with nature as well.

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    Zakarias Hove Johansson 10/18/2022 3:26 PM
    I haven't been updating it lately as I have totally forgot with all my midterms going on right now... But I will trytodo it better for sure